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105th anniversary of Illinois' third deadliest tornado

Thursday, May 26, marked the 105th anniversary of Illinois' third deadliest tornado in recorded history. The twister killed 108 people that day. Originally, a single tornado was thought to have been on the ground for 293 miles; however, it was later determined to be four to eight separate tornadoes. The...
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Decatur Police remind community about illegal vehicles within the city

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police are sending a “friendly reminder” about some vehicles that are not allowed in certain parts of the city. In a social media post, officers said it is illegal to operate the following vehicles in parks or on city streets & sidewalks: Dirt bikes UTVs ATVs Golf carts Mini-bikes Officers […]

Splash Pad & Cove both open this weekend

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Families can have some fun in the sun (& water) this weekend. In a news release, Decatur Park District officials said Splash Cove will have their second annual opening day on Saturday. They have several amenities including a lazy river, leisure pool, wet deck and more. Officials said all children […]

IHSA Boys’ State Track and Field Finals Day 2

CHARLESTON (WCIA) — Coming into the prelims ranked as the 13th seed, the Rantoul 4×400 team pulled the upset placing fifth and qualifying for the state finals. But as excited as they were, they didn’t have much time to celebrate in Charleston. They needed to get to Rantoul for graduation. “I think it was more […]

Leo grad Spahiev transferring to FGCU

Former Leo standout softball player Simia Spahiev is transferring to Florida Gulf Coast University after one season at Eastern Illinois. Former Leo standout softball player Simia Spahiev is transferring to Florida Gulf Coast University after one season at Eastern Illinois.

TBI: Illinois man shoots, kills father at East Tennessee rest stop

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - An Illinois man was charged after shooting and killing his father in East Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Officials with the TBI, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol were requested by the 12th Judicial District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, May 27, around 7:00 p.m. EST.

Unemployment rates down, jobs up in Decatur area according to IDES

May 27, 2022 – The unemployment rate decreased over-the-year in all fourteen Illinois metropolitan areas in April according to preliminary data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Jobs were up in all metro areas with the exception of one. “The continued...

Illinois Man Charged in Fatal Shooting at East Tennessee Rest Stop

MARION COUNTY – An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents, Marion County deputies, and THP troopers has resulted in the arrest of an Illinois man, charged with shooting his father inside a rest area off the interstate. At the request of 12th Judicial District Attorney General J....
Rochelle News-Leader

Boys Track: Sanford throws at IHSA State Championship

CHARLESTON — Rochelle senior and University of Dubuque track and field recruit Zach Sanford received an early taste of what’s to come at the next level when the Hub thrower represented RTHS in the IHSA State Championship at Eastern Illinois University on Friday. Sanford arrived in Charleston as...
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OUR VIEW: Thumbs up! Thumbs down!

THUMBS UP! To honoring a legend. The late Roger E. Walker Jr. was the first African American sheriff in Illinois, and was then appointed director of the Illinois Department of Corrections. A mural honoring Walker is in progress on the north wall of The INC. Spot at 269 W. Eldorado St. Walker died in 2012 at age 63.

Johnson & Smith Into Throwing Finals At State Track

The State Track & Field Championships began yesterday at O’Brian Stadium at Eastern Illinois University. Salem’s Caleb Smith and Cole Johnson will compete in today’s finals. Smith is the 3rd ranked shot put thrower after the preliminary round with a throw of 16.72 meters. The top qualifier in the finals today is Centralia’s JehChys Brown who had a throw of 17.59 meters.

Arrest warrants issued for burglary suspects

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office recently obtained a pair of arrest warrants for two people suspected of burglary. Deputies had previously identified Nick Wilson as a suspect in a burglary that happened in April. Now, thanks to the community, deputies identified Jeffery Pettyjohn as the other suspect. Both are said to […]
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Images: IHSA boys state track and field competition

Photos from the IHSA boys state track and field competition from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Friday, May 27, 2022. Downers Grove South's Shane Hosty runs in the rain in the 3,200-meter relay at the preliminary qualifying events in the IHSA Class 3A state boys track and field championships at Eastern Illinois University on Friday, May 27, 2022.